(Prepare For Change) In the 1970s, over 40 percent of Native women were sterilized either without their knowledge or using coercion.
By Kelly Hayes,
was 12 years old when I first heard about the forced sterilization of my people. A close friend of my family — the kind of person you call “auntie,” even though you’re not related — who was Menominee, like me, told me and my sister that she worried about Native girls who were registered tribal members. Even though we didn’t live on a reservation, our “auntie” feared the reach of the government and the violence it had so often disguised as “health care.” She came of age during the 1970s, at the height of the government’s forced sterilizations of Native women. Close friends of hers had been sterilized without their knowledge. I was too young to fully understand the trauma she carried, knowing that such violence had been perpetrated against people she loved, and knowing that any Native person, like her, who was capable of giving birth, was under threat. Looking back, I understand why she remained frightened, in spite of public health victories that had caused forced sterilizations to ebb in the U.S., and in spite of the fact that we didn’t receive our medical care through the Indian Health Service. My “auntie” had lived through a massive genocidal onslaught. Her sense of dread was permanent. →
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By Nikki Harper
Staff Writer for Wake Up World
Across North America, the numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is staggering, and shaming. A 2014 national investigation in Canada found that more than 1000 women had been murdered in the previous 30 years . With little action being taken by North American authorities, indigenous women have begun to collect and collate the statistics themselves , and their voices are increasingly highlighting a shocking link between missing and murdered indigenous women, trafficked women and fossil fuel extraction. →
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June 19, 2019
Written by Andrea Germanos
(CD) — Recognizing that the admission was overdue, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued an apology for the “systemic slaughter of California Indians” and called it a “genocide” that must be acknowledged.
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As of February a Citizens Grand Jury investigation has expanded from a kidnapping of ten children by Queen Elizabeth into a probe of a suspected medical killing ground for aboriginals – St. Paul’s Catholic Hospital in Vancouver Canada. The Grand Jury inquiry involved thousands of missing native men, women and children on Canada’s west coast.
The probe actually began back on Oct. 10 1964 with the disappearance of ten Canadian native children in Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip’s care and a witness to the abduction who mysteriously died in 2011 just before his testimony before a London Tribunal investigating the kidnappings. Queen Guilty In Missing Children Case, Whistleblowers Incarcerated, Again
Queen Elizabeth’s ten children were residents of the Catholic Kamloops Indian residential school in British Columbia. On Oct. 10 1964 their disappearance was witnessed by several children, including ten year-old William Combes.
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